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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:23 pm

Sounds like you have a poor implementation of WebEx.

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Postby nocera » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:01 pm

Sounds like you have a poor implementation of WebEx.
Possible. It doesn't seem to play well with Macs and since we're one of the few teams in the company that use Macs, we tend to get forgotten during implementation.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Macs? Oh, **** you people.

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Postby nocera » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:23 pm

Macs? Oh, **** you people.
Yup. That's how our IT department responds as well.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:31 pm

My team has a few guys who deal specifically with Apple devices. Part of the issue is that a lot of software simply doesn't run on Macs, or provides a poor UX. We also have a lot of people who request Macs so that they can run Windows in Parallels, I assume because they think it's a status symbol and/or they're dumb. Then again, I also know of two executives who use their Macbooks to connect to a Citrix desktop (running W10) full-time.

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Postby nocera » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:34 pm

:lol: We end up having to outsource most of our issues to a third party who specifically deal with Apple IT. I'm on the creative team so Macs work really well for our day to day projects but not so much with WebEx.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:37 pm

For some reason, using BlueJeans in a Citrix desktop launched from a Mac client flips the user's webcam 180° so they appear upside down to everyone else. That was a fun one.

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:52 pm

We also have a lot of people who request Macs so that they can run Windows in Parallels, I assume because they think it's a status symbol and/or they're dumb.
These people have a special place on mikeys wheel

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:26 pm

My dev team uses Macs a lot, I am told if you go to an Android dev conference with a PC you're laughed at. Which seems odd

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Postby Morkle » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:28 pm

I quite enjoy getting random e-mails from people passing the buck, then I get to pass the buck back to them.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm

My dev team uses Macs a lot, I am told if you go to an Android dev conference with a PC you're laughed at. Which seems odd
That makes zero sense.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:35 pm

they probably lie, IDK

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Only a massive **** nerd would do something like that. I’ve been to a lot of IT conferences, and have never seen anything like that.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:35 am

Why can't people grasp the concept of sending emails to yourself and BCC'ing the large audience? Why does some no-name employee in one of our satellite locations think replying to all is appropriate?

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Postby mamaemeritus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:55 am

Hell is having to listen to your coworker cough and gag nonstop from whatever upper respiratory thing she has going on (while she continues to take multiple smoke breaks every hour.)

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:02 am

One of my team members emailed a candidate and got a response back. Now you know how with Gmail, you can select what your name shows up as when you send an email back? This is the Gmail name this candidate chose to use for all of her job-related correspondence:

"Muthafu*kinsunshine" (The C is actually in there too).

These people are so damn stupid. No grasp of the consequences of their actions.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:07 am

Zoom meetings is very good, imo. I've used it on PC, iPad, Android and it works well between all three platforms.

We are in the middle of a state-wide transition to another library system platform, and all 55 colleges and universities are moving to one system. Pretty cool stuff. We have these weekly 90 minute meetings and there are usually 100 or so people connected. About 4-5 people talk or share their screen, but there is one guy - from Bob Jones University - that keeps his camera on. He's a normal participant, just watching it and asking questions like the rest of us - but he doesn't know how to turn his camera off. :lol: So we all just watch this guy in his office for 90 minutes. It's weird.

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Postby mikey » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:26 am

Yeah, I use zoom for scouting meetings and it's worked very well so far.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:23 pm

One of my team members emailed a candidate and got a response back. Now you know how with Gmail, you can select what your name shows up as when you send an email back? This is the Gmail name this candidate chose to use for all of her job-related correspondence:

"Muthafu*kinsunshine" (The C is actually in there too).

These people are so damn stupid. No grasp of the consequences of their actions.
I'm guessing said candidate is sub 30 years old?

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Postby grunthy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 pm

Zoom meetings is very good, imo. I've used it on PC, iPad, Android and it works well between all three platforms.

We are in the middle of a state-wide transition to another library system platform, and all 55 colleges and universities are moving to one system. Pretty cool stuff. We have these weekly 90 minute meetings and there are usually 100 or so people connected. About 4-5 people talk or share their screen, but there is one guy - from Bob Jones University - that keeps his camera on. He's a normal participant, just watching it and asking questions like the rest of us - but he doesn't know how to turn his camera off. :lol: So we all just watch this guy in his office for 90 minutes. It's weird.
We had a guy (Alone in his room) during a 90 minute Video Teleconference meeting fall asleep about 30 minutes in. He is center camera too. This meeting started at 9:30AM, and then ended at 11AM. You have to turn off the connection manually or it won’t turn off, so this guy’s feed is still going while passed out. We all kept going back to see if he was still asleep for a couple hours. He didn’t wake up until 2:30PM. Then hurriedly went back to turn it off like “OHHHH F***!!!” Haha

Not pretty far off from this but without legs up.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:41 am

I'm onto the third step of interviewing with a much smaller company than I am with now. They're a private company, ~75 employees.

I asked the HR director (who was step 1) and the VP of Product (step 2 and I believe the hiring manager) "Where do you see X Company in 5 years". Both mentioned that they are in a very disjointed yet competitive market and expect a bunch of mergers and acquisitions in the next 5 years. The HR director said that they'd likely be bought, and the VP said they could be bought or buy up another company, depending on the price.

As someone who works for one of the two largest companies in my respective industry, this seems concerning to me. Should it be?

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Postby mamaemeritus » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:37 am

I'm onto the third step of interviewing with a much smaller company than I am with now. They're a private company, ~75 employees.

I asked the HR director (who was step 1) and the VP of Product (step 2 and I believe the hiring manager) "Where do you see X Company in 5 years". Both mentioned that they are in a very disjointed yet competitive market and expect a bunch of mergers and acquisitions in the next 5 years. The HR director said that they'd likely be bought, and the VP said they could be bought or buy up another company, depending on the price.

As someone who works for one of the two largest companies in my respective industry, this seems concerning to me. Should it be?
Certainly depends on company and what you do - but if a big fish buys a little fish, it's quite likely that the big fish absorbs functions of little fish with it's existing workers - leaving you ass out. But like I said - depends heavily on your specific facts/circumstances.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:55 am

Yeah, that's my thought as well.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:55 am

Our building cafeteria vendor is being replaced on 11/25. So the old one is just on cruise control. Last week the vending switched over, finally - before then, no machines had anything in stock in the entire building. Today the cafeteria is serving 'mac and cheese bites with fries' as an entree. The normal wrap station (about the only thing edible there) is closed, of course. I don't know why we gave them a month to transition. Just shut the thing down for a week and hurry up to have the new company take over.

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:26 pm

Hey conference call participant...MUTE YOUR DAMN PHONE! I don't need to hear your kid or dog making noise.

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